“PaPa,” as he was affectionately called by his grandchildren, will be greatly missed for his constant doting over them and their allegiance to the Wolfpack red.
Ron worked in the insurance industry for 45 years where his areas of service covered the east coast to Texas and where he received many accolades and achievement awards throughout his career. He served his country in the US Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He was educated at Wingate College and UNC-Pembroke and at his beloved NC State University in Raleigh where he was a long standing member, supporter and fan of the NC State Wolfpack and Wolfpack Club.
Ron was an avid golfer, having founded the CRW Invitational Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC which he hosted for 35 years until he relinquished his post in 2010. He was a member of North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh where he served as President of the Mens’ Golf Association and a member of The Dunes Club in Myrtle, SC. Along with his love for Wolfpack sports and his love of golf, he was a lifelong fan of the Detroit Tiger baseball team.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at Hayes Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC and another in Laurinburg, NC at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in his memory to the Jimmy V. Foundation by mail: 106 Towerview Ct., Cary, NC 27513, online at www.jimmy.org or by phone 800-454-6698.